Posted by News Express | 22 January 2015 | 3,351 times
The Chairman, Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being unfair to Rivers State and the South-South.
He spoke at a meeting with Andoni chiefs. The meeting was also attended by APC Rivers governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
Ikanya described the last six years of Nigeria under the watch of a fellow Ijaw and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as horrifying for the people of Rivers State and other Nigerians.
According to the APC chieftain, the high points of the era included the criminal deregulation of petroleum products, the nine months’ strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the worsening unemployment situation, the immigration scam that shook the nation, the seizure of Rivers State oil wells, the intimidation and subjugation of government and people of Rivers State and other infractions.
He said: “But I have good news for you. God, in His infinite mercy, has brought APC to save us from these mindless leaders who do not care about us and our future. What exactly did we do to them? If they were quarrelling with Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi were they also quarrelling with the entire people of Rivers State? See how the man who lived here paid us back!
“Apart from the intimidation, it also got to a time when we all agreed that our next governor must come from another part of Rivers State in the principle of rotation. But our brother joined hands with our oppressors to frustrate our riverine aspiration and to deny us our heritage. But God gave us Peterside to console us. I want to say right away that a good friend is better than a bad brother. So, we must support General Muhammadu Buhari because he has promised to assuage our pain.”
Ikanya, who described Peterside as a candidate of liberation, both for the Andoni and the people of Rivers State, warned his people to reject Jonathan and the PDP because even the South-South where Jonathan hails from is worse off today than it was in 2009.
•Sourced from THE NATION. Photo shows President Jonathan.
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